Graphic Design graduate Rex Crowle, aka Rexbox, has been announced a triple winner at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards for games.
Collecting three British Academy Games Awards, the former Falmouth student won in the artistic achievement, family, and mobile and handheld categories. Named a BAFTA ‘Breakthrough Brit’ in 2013 for his exceptional talent, Rex washed-up at this year’s awards with his papercraft platformer Tearaway.
Hosted by Dara O’Briain in March at London’s Tobacco Dock, the ceremony celebrated the very best in games over the past year. Proving one of the night’s major success stories, Tearaway was only beaten by The Last of Us in numbers of awards received. Rex commented on the wins: “It is a real honour, all the games in the categories are amazing and it’s just a privilege to be nominated. Everybody at Media Molecule is an artist… and I’m just so proud of them all.”
Prior to working as creative lead on Tearaway, Rex played a figurative role in other Media Molecule projects, including the multi-BAFTA winning LittleBigPlanet titles. Since graduating from Falmouth with a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design and subsequently a first class BA(Hons) in Graphic Design & Communications, Rex has taken a position at the forefront of the games industry.
A regular contributor to the likes of MTV, Disney, BBC, Microsoft, Virgin Records and Sony, Rex will be offering his seasoned insight at Falmouth’s Fascinate conference this August.